Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread
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Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread

Added by: on Dec 2nd, 2014
This is an awesome spread that’s as surprising as it is delicious!! The original recipe calls for fresh cranberries, but since their season is so short, one spring I decided to try the same thing with canned berries – no difference in the end result at all (but a HUGE difference in the price)!! .. more >
Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
0 min
Ready In:
10 min



Original Recipe Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 12 oz bag of fresh cranberries
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 can whole berry cranberries
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & minced
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese
  • crackers
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 235

  • Total Fat: 11 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 6.2 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.1 mg
  • Sodium: 103.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.9 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  •     Sugars: 28.7 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g

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If using fresh berries, pick them over, discarding any that are getting soft. Remove any stems that might be left.


Put cranberries, sugar and ½ the jalapenos in a blender jar and process until you can't see the jalapeno anymore.


If using canned berries, process just the canned cranberries and jalapeno - do NOT add sugar. It's already been added.


Taste for heat - keep adding small amounts of jalapeno until it's as hot as you like it. The sweetness and heat complement each other. I like just enough heat to notice it, but not burn my tongue off!!


Place the cream cheese on a plate or platter and pour some of the cranberry mixture over it. Serve with crackers and add more cranberries as needed.


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